Get involved

Whatever your interest, there’s something to get involved in - from arts and culture to sports, clubs and societies, and community volunteering.

Sports activities

You don’t have to be a member to take part in a number of sports activities, including the inter-departmental Vice-Chancellor’s Cup, staff netball and Let’s Play events including a running club and social football. 

Arts and culture

Screen and stage

Gulbenkian, our on-campus arts centre, offers innovative, engaging and high quality arts activity for staff, students and the public. 

You can watch the latest film, see a live show, enjoy a gig or get involved in special activities (age dependent!) such as our Youth Theatre.


If you love making music, we have an ensemble to suit! 

You can audition for a role in our University Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Big Band or Chamber Choir.


Studio 3 Gallery, part our School of Arts, presents an outstanding programme of art exhibitions and events open to the public.  

Art exhibitions also take place at other venues across our Canterbury and Medway campuses, including the Colyer-Fergusson Building and Templeman Library.

Clubs and societies

University of Kent Players

The University of Kent Players are the amateur dramatics group for staff at Kent.

They put on two shows per year at the Gulbenkian and are always looking for new members both on stage and off stage.

Vice-Chancellor’s Cup, 

A friendly, interdepartmental competition organised by Kent Sport   

College membership

Kent has a college community and membership of our six colleges – Darwin, Eliot, Keynes, Rutherford, Turing, Woolf (postgraduates only) and Medway - is open to staff as well as students. College members are invited to special events on campus, including lectures and receive email and newsletter updates on College activities.  

Staff networks

Kent has a number of professional networks which, depending on your role, you are welcome to join.

Community volunteering

We encourage both our staff and students to give back to their local communities. 

Staff who register as a volunteer can apply for up to 25 hours’ paid leave a year. 

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